25
Apr
2012

SR Suntour Rux Downhill Fork Prototype 2012

4/25/2012 : sicklines

SR Suntour has a new fork they’ve been working on for the gravity and freeride crowd called the Rux.  Learn all about it inside as we get a video rundown and some detailed pictures on their new prototype fork.

, SR Suntour Rux Downhill Fork Prototype 2012

SR Suntour Rux Downhill Fork (Click to enlarge)

Listen along with Darren S. as he runs thorough some of the current details of the Rux.

The fork has been under development and it’ll be tested hard in the coming months even more under Garett Buehler and James Doerfling.

The Rux fork is air sprung and features removable spacers internally to adjust the type of ride the air spring will have (liner / progressive). This lets the rider tweak the way the fork feels and how quickly it pushes through its travel or stays up in it.

, SR Suntour Rux Downhill Fork Prototype 2012

Adjustable air spring setup on the Rux

The Rux also features compression (hi/low) and rebound adjustment. The Rux is designed around SR Suntour’s QSP (Quick Service Product) setup and Darren had this fork apart in a matter of minutes. The Rux also has a BoXXer style direct mount stem top crown so you can easily bolt any popular direct mount stem to this fork.

, SR Suntour Rux Downhill Fork Prototype 2012

The damper is designed to be easy to remove and adjust if need-be. They’re using shims internally to adjust the ride and oil essentially. There is no IFP and no nitrogen/air charged necessary with this design currently.

, SR Suntour Rux Downhill Fork Prototype 2012

Air and damper (click to enlarge)

The Rux also features a tool free 20mm axle, magnesium lowers, and 38mm stanchions.  Rebound adjustment is on the bottom of the fork.

, SR Suntour Rux Downhill Fork Prototype 2012

Tool Free 20mm removal and rebound knob

The Rux is still in development so things may change but so far they’re pretty happy with its performance. The fork weighs in at a little over 6lbs and Darren said he doesn’t expect it to get significantly heavier.

Be sure to follow along with the development of this fork as it’ll be an interesting fork to watch at Rampage and underneath their riders who definitely put their products under a lot of stress with.


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